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Posted on Wednesday 11th January

A landmark event for the Royal Navy takes place today as the first Type 45 destroyer, HMS Daring, sets sail on her maiden deployment.

The warship which is based in Portsmouth will spend the next 7 months safeguarding sea lanes and working with the UK's allies east of Suez.

Daring is the first of six £1bn Type 45s. She will take over from frigate HMS Argyll on a varied mission which will include tasks ranging from counter-piracy and safeguarding sea lanes, to working with the nation's allies and flying the flag for Britain.

She sails with her 200-plus ship's company, her normal complement bolstered by a specialist Royal Marines boarding team from the Fleet Protection Group.

More information about HMS Daring is available on the Royal Navy website .

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